Some good news are coming in different parts of the world as countries continue to battle the dreaded coronavirus disease.
The world’s youngest coronavirus victim is ‘recovering’ and scientists have reportedly found a possible antibody to the virus. The newborn baby at North Middlesex Hospital who had the disease has now been confirmed as “out of danger”.
Reports also have it that China has closed its last virus hospital while Italy’s cases are slowing.
More than 198,000 people have been confirmed as contaminated by the disease, which has killed nearly 8,000 since December.
Over 82,760 people have successfully recovered worldwide. And in mainland China, where the highly-infectious disease originated, only 13 new cases were confirmed by officials on Tuesday. Just one of those was a domestic transmission.
And despite the death toll in Italy – the world’s second biggest hotspot – continuing to rocket, total confirmed cases are now slowing.
Cases are also declining in South Korea – just 74 yesterday, a significant drop from 909 at its peak just over two weeks ago.
This comes as researchers in Rotterdam and Utrecht University claim they have found an antibody that can successfully cure a patient of the disease, reports the Sun.
Doctors at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipar, India, meanwhile, have been using a cocktail of HIV, swine flu and Malaria medication to cure Covid-19 patients.
The Cleveland Clinic also apparently has technology which can turn around coronavirus tests in eight hours – though it still needs further in-house testing.
Japanese pharmaceutical firm Takeda Pharmaceutical Co has revealed it is working on a new coronavirus drug which uses blood plasma of recovered patients, and researchers in Ontario, Canada, have replicated the virus which could prove invaluable for testing, Mirror UK reports.